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Project by skeys posted 06-07-2014 11:37 AM 2451 views 12 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen this bent laminated inlay done by several folks. I thought it would look nice on a jewelry box/valet. I used soft maple for the main wood. The inlay is cherry and maple and the top insert is tiger maple.

I started with 8/4 maple. I did two of the bent laminations. I tried to keep in mind the way they approached the ends of the board. If they end with an angle that’s too steep, it will leave a pointed shape rather than a flowing one. I resawed and planed the inlaid board to about 1/2”. Then cut a side and a front (or back) out of each piece, but reversing the order. By cutting the miters so the the inside surface of the board becomes the outside of the box, the grain, as well as the inlay flows around all four corners of the box. Thanks for looking.

-- Scott K., Virginia

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#1 posted 06-07-2014 11:54 AM

Very classy looking. Beautiful wood.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 06-07-2014 12:21 PM

Very nice work Scott. I really like the flow of the bent lamination inlays. They add flair and yet are subtle. Nice job indeed.


-- Brice, Philadelphia

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#3 posted 06-07-2014 12:40 PM

That is very nice
Keith H

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#4 posted 06-07-2014 01:14 PM

Well done. The two maples complement each other very tastefully. Matching up all four corners is a nice touch. I like it.

-- "Everybody makes mistakes. A craftsman always fixes them." (Monty Kennedy, "The Checkering and Carving of Gunstocks", 1952)

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#5 posted 06-07-2014 02:35 PM

That is a real beauty and so nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#6 posted 06-07-2014 09:06 PM

Outstanding job. Design, execution and results!

-- Bob

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#7 posted 06-07-2014 09:36 PM

Thanks all. I’m happy with ti. I think it turned out well.

-- Scott K., Virginia

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#8 posted 06-08-2014 04:50 AM

Amazing how delicate it looks; awesome job on this one!

-- woodlandsprite * Setting out to change the world is for most of us doing the best we can to improve our little corner of it.*

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#9 posted 06-08-2014 06:16 AM

Very Nice Work Scott. Well Done! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#10 posted 06-08-2014 12:04 PM

Outstanding, I may have to give this a try now! Thanks for the inspiring craftsmanship.

-- All this sawdust.......wait........ what happened to my board???

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#11 posted 06-10-2014 06:15 AM

That’s awesome!!! Good job on the work, and thanks for sharing the technique. Never run across bent lam inlay before.

-- I don't make mistakes, I make design challenges!

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